Don’t Sleep on Attorney General and Secretary of State Races in 2014

Published:  Jul 09, 2013

If Democrats and progressives have learned anything from recent Republican overreach in statehouses all across the country, it’s that downballot Republican elected officials can have a huge negative impact on important progressive priorities. Thirty-seven states have constitutional elections in 2014. Not all of these statewide offices have equal influence from one state to another, and not all states have potentially winnable races; however, certain races that can have an outsized impact on progressive issues, particularly voting rights and ballot initiatives, should be targeted by Democrats in the coming cycle.